Downgrade iOS 10.1 to iOS 10.0.2

If you have gone ahead and updated your iPhone 7 to iOS 10.1 and are not happy with it for one reason or another, luckily there is still a way to downgrade iOS 10.1 back to iOS 10.0.3 or iOS 10.0.2 as, right now, the signing windows are still open. Some of you may find that the new update has caused a problem on your iPhone and others might not like the features it offers but, whatever the reason, if you are going to downgrade, you need to do it quickly because Apple won’t keep signing them for much longer.

Image : iOS 10.1 Downgrade to iOS 10.0.2 or iOS 10.0.3

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If your reason for downgrading is to jailbreak your iPhone 7, there is little point because, right now there is no public jailbreak for anything newer than iOS 9.3.3. While iOS 10.1 may contain some neat new features, it won’t suit everyone and so we are going to show you how you can downgrade your iPhone 7 today.

Before You Begin :

Before you go through the steps of downgrading, ensure that you are using the latest iTunes version. To check that you are:

  1. Open iTunes and click on the Help button
  2. Click on Check for Updates itunes update mac
  3. If a new version is available, you should follow the on screen instructions to update

After you have done that, you should:

  1. Back up your iPhone 7 using iTunes or iCloud. This is to protect your data; if something goes wrong while you are downgrading and you haven’t backed up, you will lose everything
  2. Disable your passcode and Touch ID passcode_touch_id
  3. Disable Find my iPhone – tap on Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone find my iphone turn off

How to Downgrade iOS 10.1 to iOS 10.0.3 – iOS 10.0.2

Once you have done all the above you are ready to downgrade:

  1. Download iOS 10.0.3 | Download iOS 10.0.2 IPSW that corresponds to your iPhone 7 model
  2. Connect your iPhone 7 to your PC or Mac and then launch iTunes
  3. If you have more than one device registered in iTunes, click on the device summary for the connected iPhone 7 itunes-device-summary
  4. You now need to put your iPhone 7 into DFU mode. To do this, hold down your Home and Power buttons simultaneously
  5. When the Apple logo appears on the screen of your iPhone 7, release the Power button
  6. Do not let go of the Home button until you see the Connect to iTunes logo and you see a Device in Recovery message in iTunes connect_to_itunes_recovery_mode_copy
  7. That message will give you the option of updating or restoring your iPhone 7 – we are going to restore so hold down the SHIFT [ Windows ] or ALT [ Mac ] key on your keyboard and click Restore itunes restore
  8. Locate the iOS 10.x.x IPSW you downloaded earlier, click on it and then follow all the on-screen instructions ipsw-ios-10
  9. iTunes will then downgrade your iPhone 7 from iOS 10.1 to iOS 10.0.2/ iOS 10.0.3
  10. When the downgrade has finished, your iPhone 7 will reboot to the Hello screen ios_9_hello_screen

Don’t forget, you don’t have long to do this in before Apple closes the signing window so do it now before it’s too late. For more up to the minute news, follow us on Facebook and Subscribe to our free email newsletter.

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